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Christine Shields

Christine is an experienced economist and public speaker with strong presentational skills including media expertise.

  • Macro-economic advisory services covering global issues and economies, tailored to meet specific business needs
  • Political risk analysis to inform companies' strategic direction-making
  • Individual country risk assessments to assist business development

About Christine Shields

Christine Shields is an independent economic advisor specialising in global macro-economic issues. From 2006 -2013, Christine ran the Country Risk Research function in Standard Chartered Bank where she focused on political and economic risk, writing and presenting to clients, investors and the bank’s senior management. Prior to Standard Chartered, Christine worked in Royal Bank of Scotland for many years, initially analysing UK, Japanese, US, and European economic trends, before moving exclusively into emerging markets risk analysis as RBS grew. She has worked in a markets environment, in research, in corporate banking, and in the risk function, managing RBS’s country risk exposures as well as its sovereign policy and limits setting.

Christine is a member of the advisory board to the Jardine Lloyd Thompson World Risk Review, a bespoke model determining the political and economic risk in some 200 countries that is used across the insurance world. The model covers nine specific perils,encompassing political violence, a country's trading environment and its investment environment.

Examples of Christine's blog for that site can be found at or

Christine has travelled extensively, especially in Asia, and is a regular conference speaker and commentator on country risk issues. Christine’s degrees, BSc (Econ) and MSc (Econ), are both from the LSE, where she studied after working in UK government service as a VAT inspector and a drugs investigator, before running her own accounts consultancy.

Christine is a non-executive director at Lloyd and Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Christine is also an associate of The Realization Group, for whom she has made a video to initiate their Thought Leadership series, available on the link to the left and on YouTube. She has been a community governor at Southgate School, a comprehensive school with almost 1500 pupils, for ten years, having previously been a parent governor at Monkfrith School. She lives in North London with her student son.

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